Tribute to former Whitley Stimpson director, Owen Kyffin

Jun 22, 2023

One of the most adored directors of Whitley Stimpson, Owen Kyffin, has sadly and suddenly died.

Owen, was born and went to school in Oxford. His parents were the landlords to a number of pubs throughout his childhood, including the King Arms, which claims to be the oldest pub in Oxford. After attending university in Canterbury, Owen worked backstage in the theatre before joining HMRC where he progressed through the ranks and eventually left to join Grant Thornton in Oxford. He joined Whitley Stimpson in Banbury as tax partner/director in 2007. Owen lived in Banbury for many years, and was a true member of the business and sporting community. He was heavily involved with The Rotary Club of Banbury, and frequently seen at Banbury Cricket Club where he had been president, as well as being involved in Banbury RUFC and the Oxford Ukele group.

Jonathan Walton, director at Whitley Stimpson said:

“Owen was absolutely adored by staff, clients and contacts and that’s a rarity in business. It’s not just his knowledge that will be greatly missed, but the way he was with everyone, he had time for people and was always willing to pass his tax related knowledge on and tell funny stories at the same time! Owen was well respected and a great inspiration to everyone at Whitley Stimpson, as well as a good friend.”

Owen was a director of Whitley Stimpson from 2007 to 2023.